General Plan Amendment No. 15-007 to Update the Tipton Community Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
General Plan Amendment No. 15-007 to Update the Tipton Community Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Tipton is an unincorporated community located in the San Joaquin Valley portion of Tulare county. Tipton is approximately 10 miles south of Tulare and about 20 miles south of Visalia, the County seat and largest city of the county. Tipton is located adjacent to SR 99, Central CA's major north/south highway. SR 190 provides access east from Tipton through the City of Porterville and to the southern Sierra Nevada mountains beyond. SR 190 terminates at SR 99 in Tipton. Tipton is a predominantly rural, agriculturally-related service center. The community not only serves as an area where agriculturally-oriented enterprises, such as packing houses and cold storage facilities are located but also a residential community where many of the areas farm workers reside. The community of Tipton is an unincorporated area of approximately 2,500 persons. Single family dwellings are the dominant land use in the community and are situated along residential streets on both east and west sides of SR 99. The elementary and middle school is integrated with residential districts, and the entire community is surrounded by agricultural lands, primarily featuring field crops. Existing zones: A-1, AE-20, AE-40, AP, AP-SR, C-1-SR, C-2, C-3, C-3-R, M-1, M-1-SR, M-2, M-2-SR, P-O, P-O-SR, R-1, R-2, R-3
Document Description
On Sept. 30, 2014 the Tulare County board of Supervisors (BOS) approved the Planning Branch proposal to update the Tipton community Plan. The Tipton Community Plan Update will become consistent with the recent approval of the General Plan 2030 Update, and will include the following primary goals and objectives. 1. Land Use and Environmental Planning - Promote development within planning areas next to Regional Highway 99 Corridor in order to implement General Plan goals. 2. Improvements for a "disadvantaged community" - It is expected that the community planning areas will be improved. 3. Strengthening Relationships with TCAG - an important benefit of this expedited community plan process will be the opportunity for RMA to strengthen the County's relationship with the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) in that this and other community plans will help to facilitate the funding and implementation of several key transportation programs such as Safe Routes to Schools, Complete Streets, and Bike/Pedestrian Projects.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
State Highways
SR 99
Tipton Elementary
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Community Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation

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